September 2019 NEWS

Texans must treat every drop of water as precious [OPINION]

Community leaders, water planners, and policymakers need a bold, innovative, commonsensical approach to our traditional water management.  The state of Texas is a behemoth. At some 268,000 square miles — from the Piney Woods of East Texas, the Hill Country and... Read More >


Listen: George Mitchell's unconventional journey

The late billionaire George Mitchell was a Galveston-born wildcatter who became widely known as the father of fracking, a way of extracting oil and gas from deep underground. Yet as a young executive, he became fixated with the idea of creating an inclusive, sustainable community, The... Read More >


The Credible Case for One Water [Opinion]

The state of Texas is a behemoth. At some 268,820 square miles — from the Piney Woods of East Texas, the Texas Hill Country and the Texas Panhandle to the desert mountains of West Texas and the Texas Gulf Coast — the Lone Star State encompasses disparate climate regions, each with varied... Read More >


Looming water shortage draws Mitchell Foundation interest

Texas’ growing population, including along the upper coastal region, will require more water in the next 50 years, with demand outstripping supply as early as 2020 and a critical shortage by 2070, according to the 2017 State Water Plan. That’s just one challenge facing the state’s... Read More >

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